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After the Atlantic - Testwood Lakes



James Ketchell at Aquativity.

Well, what a day! The sun shone, Paul our GSL demonstrated his prowess on the water, James Ketchell, our new County Scout Ambassador visited the new HQ, the plasterboarding working party was in full swing, Scouts were at County Winter Camp and we had about 30 visitors.

James was cycling around Hampshire yesterday and spent over an hour with us at Testwood Lakes before setting of on his trusty bicycle for the remainder of his trip. A relatively short trip for that bike as he had used it to cycle across America! Not sure whether that was after he had arrived there following his row across the Atlantic....

James was introduced to the Beavers, Cubs & Scouts who turned out to greet him and he kept them enthralled with his stories and adventures before joining Paul on the water for a demonstration of how to row! I thought Paul did very well to keep up with him.

This was followed by Fish Finger sandwiches (!) provided by Dorothea (thank you Dorothea) and cups of hot tea.

Anyone guess why Fish Fingers??

Following a tour of the new building, James commented on how impressive the whole project was and was looking forwarded to visiting again when it was fully operational.

The camaraderie of everyone was amazing and this is a fine example of the Scout organisation at its best.

When we have another date for a return visit, be sure to put it in your diaries.

 

  (Photo by F Wright)

 

          

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